In an independent benchmark test of NoSQL databases conducted by Thumbtack Technology, Aerospike wiped out the competition, delivering nearly 10 times the throughput. The Thumbtack benchmark used Yahoo! Cloud Serving Benchmark (YCSB) to simulate a high-throughput environment, typical of many consumer-facing website applications. The flash drive/SSD optimizations of Aerospike delivered an unprecedented speed advantage over other databases.
As shown in the graph, Aerospike achieved nearly 200,000 transactions per second (TPS) in balanced read-write tests and over 300,000 TPS in read-heavy tests. That’s the equivalent of less than 1 millisecond per transaction, on average. Cassandra and MongoDB delivered less than 30,000 TPS under the same loads and Couchbase failed to complete the test.
According to the report:
“Aerospike was the dominant performer, showing durable, replicated behavior 5-10 times faster than what the others could achieve. Even when others were set to asynchronous replication, Aerospike retained this huge advantage.”
After completing the benchmark, Thumbtack concluded:
“The most striking result was the raw throughput number Aerospike was able to achieve even while committing to disk across multiple nodes. We expected it to shine in this case, but maintaining a speed of 200 thousand operations per second with these strong guarantees put it far ahead of its nearest competitor and at speeds we would not normally associate with ACID semantics.”
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